CSR News

U.S. Department of Education & GE Foundation-Funded Effort Aims to Increase College-Going Success among High School Students in Erie

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Apr 15, 2011 1:00 PM ET

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the GE Foundation have initiated the GO College program in Erie, supported by a $24 million grant. Through the program, students will obtain increased access to services that assist them in attending college and graduating successfully. Three local organizations have partnered with high schools to jumpstart the program in motion; Gannon University, the Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) and the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5 (IU5). These organizations are working alongside the schools to simplify the preparation and process of going to college for the families and students attending. Activities such as college fairs, workshops on financial aid and individual counseling will be available to all students at Central...

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Apr 15, 2011 12:35 PM ET

This week marks the 37th annual National Volunteer Week and according to the HandsOn Network, the week is about “taking action, encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change.” NGOs like HandsOn aren’t the only ones realizing the collective power communities have in fueling positive societal change; there are also a few corporate pioneers taking a proactive approach to engaging their employees and consumers in making the world a better place; one example

Blog from in Finance & Investment
Apr 15, 2011 12:00 PM ET

A weekly newsletter highlighting the weeks news, commentary and research surrounding issues concerning ESG, Sovereign Wealth Funds, United States Public Pension Funds, and Asset Managers taken from the SustainabilityHQ.com research platform.  Each highlight is linked to associated profiles inside the SustainabilityHQ research platform, these profiles are only available to clients and subscribers.

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Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

Blog from in Business & Trade
Apr 15, 2011 10:00 AM ET

"There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline." ~ Andy Grove, Intel 

Blog from in Energy
Apr 15, 2011 9:55 AM ET

Xcel Energy Blog

If you had proof that you use more energy than 78% of your neighbors, would you take steps to cut back?

Turns out that most of us would.

Continue reading about how social norms can affect energy conservation…


GLASSLANDS COLLECTION - Mark Raynes Roberts and The Natural Step Canada focus the lens and bring clarity to strategic sustainability education at the Green Living Show

Press Release from in Business & Trade
Apr 15, 2011 8:00 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) April 13, 2011- Toronto, Canada - Renowned Canadian crystal artist, Mark Raynes Roberts, and one of the world's leaders in sustainability education, The Natural Step Canada, are jointly developing an exciting new strategic sustainability education program uniting art with nature.

Care2 Trailblazers for Good - Raise awareness of the power of business for good and profile the people and companies making a difference.

Blog from
Apr 15, 2011 7:52 AM ET

The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.

Blog from
Apr 15, 2011 12:00 AM ET
As business organizations increasingly invest in corporate social responsibility (CSR), it becomes critical to accurately examine the effects of these endeavors. In particular, business leaders should be able to rely on a coherent set of metrics to assess and prioritize the goals of different stakeholders—the ultimate beneficiaries of CSR programs—and to regularly evaluate progress made by the company in pursuing those goals. This report discusses a model for measuring the efficient and effective use of corporate resources allocated to CSR activities.

Blog from
Apr 15, 2011 12:00 AM ET

Most companies claim that integrity is foundational to their mission. In practice, however, it is becoming increasingly difficult to protect a company’s reputation.

Learn more at https://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=1929

Partnership Combines Education, Nutrition and Physical Activity to Create a Healthy Learning Environment for Students in the New Jersey District’s Three Elementary Schools

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Apr 14, 2011 5:01 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Gaithersburg, Md - April 14, 2011 - Nutrition provider and student well-being champion Sodexo partnered with Manchester Township Schools in Manchester, N.J. to help the district’s three elementary schools earn Silver-level certification in the United States Department of Agriculture’s HealthierUS School Challenge, a program designed to promote good nutrition and physical activity.

Blog from in Environment
Apr 14, 2011 4:00 PM ET

Wastewater reuse is becoming a more wildly common practice as a sustainable way to control limited water supplies and many Middle Eastern countries are considering their reuse objectives. For example, Saudi Arabia has set a target of 11 percent of its water use to come from treated wastewater, which is suitable for domestic and industrial uses such as landscaping. This article describes the GE Saudi Water Reuse Summit that took place so that global and regional government and industry leaders could meet to explore ways to expand water reuse actions whilst showing inventive technologies.


Press Release from in Energy
Apr 14, 2011 3:15 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - April 14, 2011 - Leonardo Academy is inviting all interested parties to provide comment on the draft Standard for Emissions Inventories, Offsets and Reduction Credits Standard (LEO-5000).

Students from across Ohio to attend first-of-its-kind event - April 17-18, 2011

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Apr 14, 2011 3:10 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Cleveland, OH - April 14, 2011 - BrownFlynn and the Nance College of Business at Cleveland State University (CSU) are partnering to facilitate and host the largest Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) certified training event in the world on April 17-18, 2011 in CSU’s new student center ballroom. The training, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers and several other local companies, will be offered free-of-charge to nearly 200 select MBA students and college seniors from 14 colleges and universities throughout Ohio.  

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

Blog from in Business & Trade
Apr 14, 2011 2:20 PM ET

Identifying, developing, and retaining quality resources has always been critical to long-term business sustainability.  However, some experts now believe traditional subject matter expertise will not be the limiting factor in the future.  As we evolve into a new state of business sustainability post recession, the quality of a company’s leaders will play a defining roll in their transition.  

Motivate your employees and integrate CSR into your company culture

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Apr 14, 2011 1:17 PM ET

If you are struggling to get employees, management or stakeholders to understand the importance of your CSR and sustainability programs, you may want to consider a Hands Up Incentives trip.